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Oncology Clinical Coordinator (RN) - Stem Cell Transplant & CAR-T Prgm. - (Lemieux Ctr.)

Description

Purpose:

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is currently hiring for a regular Full-Time Oncology Clinical Coordinator (RN) to help support the Lemieux Center in Shadyside/Pittsburgh, PA.  This Oncology Clinical Coordinator will work with the Stem Cell Transplant team at the Mario Lemieux Center within the Hillman Cancer Center.  This position will work a regular full-time Monday-Friday daylight schedule (optional 8 or 10-hour shifts - 4 or 5 days per week) with partial work from home options 1+ days per week.

Under the direction of the Program Manager; Cellular Therapy Program Stem Cell Transplant and CAR-T Cell Therapy; the coordinator will work with physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals to coordinate the evaluation of a patient for a stem cell transplant (inpatient or outpatient) at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.

Responsibilities: 

  • Orient staff to new policies and procedures. Serves as a resource to the members of any department working with the transplant team.
  • Attends weekly team meeting and gives patient/donor reportAttends monthly FACT meeting.
  • Communicates with the Managers of the outpatient unit at the Hillman Cancer Center and hospital inpatient unit (7W) related to admissions, complicated patient/family issues and other needed consultations.
  • For patients involved in the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), the following applies: Conducts preliminary search Conducts formal search Coordinates scheduling of the transplant with all appropriate departments Sends weekly communication report to the NMDP Completes NMDP training and orientation-formal classes Submits data to the NMDP in a timely fashion Assists with and /or completes data required
  • Coordinates the scheduling of intakes. Sends educational information and informational letters to patients/donors. Meets with the patient/donor/family at intake with the transplant physician. Reviews the plan and education with the patient/donor. Coordinates pre-testing schedule and line placement.  Assists with insurance clearance (i.e. send H&P to Case Manager, other tests, consent or protocol if requested.Dictates the note following intake and sends a copy to the referring physician.  Reviews the consent with the patient and obtains appropriate signatures.Completes eligibility checklist, reviews any abnormal findings with the physician, and obtains physician sign off.Schedules inpatient/outpatient admission ( mobilization and transplant)
  • Completes the following prior to admission of the patient: Chemotherapy orders Consents Treatment grid-sends to appropriate departments HSC lab requisition All other information (testing results, etc) related to the eligibility check list
  • Schedules pheresis for patients/donors.Coordinates pheresis schedule daily with Pheresis Dept. and HSC lab as appropriate.Registers patient for IBMTR, ABMTR.Arranges donor typing for patients.
  • Programmatic development including: Reviewing and writing policies and procedures
  • Serves on a quality team management committee and gives report at FACT meeting as appropriate.
  • Quality management- performing audits, watching trends and implementing change based on trends.Report out at quality meetings regarding data

 

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated competence in professional nursing practice.
  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing.
  • Five (5) years nursing experience with three years in clinical specialty.
    • One(1) year of current experience in Oncology
  • BSN preferred.
  • Transplant experience preferred


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Registered Nurse in the State of Pennsylvania.
 

  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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